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Hardware/ household

Hardware/ household
Hardware/ household
Hardware/ household
Title
Hardware/ household
Date 
1900-1920
Medium 
Metal
Dimensions 
4 1/2 x 3 x 7/8 in.
Description 
The 8 digit adder registers up to $999,999.99 and resembles a tobacco tin with a black enamel finish with gold striping and numbers. It is marked on the edge in gold "The Bassett Adder, Patents Pending" and on the back "Manufactured only by J.H. Bassett & Co., Chicago, ILL. USA". It is operated by placing the point of a stylus into the holes marked with gold numbers and sliding the black indicator line to the desired number. The only innovation in the simple adder is a red flag appearing in the column to the left signaling when it is necessary to carry.
Credit Line 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Object Number 
2002.1.2560
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group